I have been somewhat internetless when I moved to Asheville. Now that I am in Albuquerque visiting grandparents, I have internet and have been able to catch up with all my admin art stuff like updating my website. Anyways… check it outtttt… and all the other stuff I plan on posting on Tumblr until I go off the grid again. :-)
The Tata AirPod is a city car running on compressed air (as well as a battery-powered electric motor). The ease of converting air into an energy source using simple compressors means charging stations can be placed anywhere, and they require no provisioning — no trucks delivering gas, ethanol, or hydrogen — and they produce no emissions, just discharge of the air.
The AirPod can run 125mi (200k) at a top speed between 28 to 43mph (45 to 70kph). The car is intended for a single rider, and has a small cargo area in the back.
This is breakthrough design: it undercuts most of the negatives of the system it is designed to replace. And unlike other alternatives to traditional cars, it does not require an entire supply chain to exist before becoming practical in a single location. A city like New York could roll out a citywide fleet of AirPods Just like it is rolling out a bike sharing program (although the city’s bike share program has been delayed). It doesn’t need to build nuclear reactors, or deal with some hard-to-transport alternative fuel. In fact, New York City could simply repurpose existing gas stations or parking lots with compressors, and card readers.
Totally awesome. Here’s the future. There Just need to make them stackable, like this:
So I unfortunately never had time to post any progress updates from my time at Tyler School of Art’s Summer Intensive Painting program…so now that I am back and with full blown Internet, I can will keep you posted lots!!! Xo
I am attending Tyler School of Art Summer Intensive Painting Program from June-July. It’s somewhat similar to a residency but more “art school” like. I should be pumping out some great paintings hopefully! I will keep you posted of course. :-)